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Victims of family violence and Immigration Options

Empowering Victims of Family Violence:

Family violence is a grave issue that affects countless individuals worldwide. Victims of family violence often face complex challenges, particularly when they are also immigrants living in a foreign country.

Understanding Family Violence:

Family violence, also known as domestic violence or intimate partner violence, refers to any form of abusive behavior within a familial or intimate relationship. It encompasses physical, sexual, psychological, and financial abuse, as well as coercive control.

Victims of family violence experience immense physical and emotional harm, and the effects often extend to their children.

Unique Challenges Faced by Immigrant Victims:

  • Immigrant victims of family violence often encounter additional barriers that make their situation more complex.

  • Language barriers, cultural differences, lack of social support networks, and fear of deportation can exacerbate their vulnerability and hinder their ability to seek help.

  • Abusers may exploit their immigration status to exert control and manipulate victims, making it even more challenging for them to escape the cycle of abuse.

Fortunately, there are immigration options available to assist victims of family violence in seeking safety and stability.

Contact to learn more about the options and resources available.

Come along and join our workshop, facilitated by Edmonton Community Legal Services. November 17th 2023 6pm. 10308 100 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan.

Gain knowledge and feel empowered. Have your questions answered. Above all else, don’t feel alone, we are here to help.

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